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Eyal Raviv's Blog – October 2008 Archive (5)

Reflections on the eve of Yom Kippur

On Yom Kippur eve, we are called to reflect on our year past, and look forward to being inscribed and signed for a year of peace and prosperity.
How have we done this past year? How have I done this past year? What is in store in the year ahead. These are the questions I invite us to ask.

Added by Eyal Raviv on October 8, 2008 at 5:03pm — 1 Comment

35 years since the Yom Kippur War - Reflections

On this day, 35 years ago exactly, the Yom Kippur War broke out.
What have we learned in these 35 years? Have we learned that war doesn't pay? Have we learned that arrogance can brood bad results?

Are we better off than we were 35 years ago? Are we safer? Are we closer to peace?

Added by Eyal Raviv on October 6, 2008 at 11:00pm — 2 Comments

How about declaring a state of your own?

Last night I heard an idea that has captivated me all day. The Palestinians might declare a state of their own by the time the next US president steps into office. This will receive the immediate recognition of the president of the United States, Goerge W. Bush or Barack Obama, or both, and offer Israel the opportunity to support a nascent state for Palestinians.



Israel's new leadership would be tested, as would its people.



Exciting!



On a personal note, I was… Continue

Added by Eyal Raviv on October 5, 2008 at 10:25pm — 2 Comments

On Mahatma Gandhi's Birthday

On this day, October 2, 1869, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. He was later given the name "Mahatma" - great soul.

I am currently reading an enjoying "An Autobiography or The Story of my experiments with truth" by Gandhi. I am inspired by Gandhi's unrelenting search for truth, and his total commitment to peace.



My favortie Gandhi quotes:



"Be the change you want to see in the world."

"I want freedom for the full expression of… Continue

Added by Eyal Raviv on October 2, 2008 at 5:30pm — No Comments

On 1,200 peacemakers and the start of a new year

Today our twelve hundredth peacemaker joined mepeace.org. As the Rosh Hashana holiday draws to a close and the new year begins, I want to reflect on our achievements and look forward.



We have attracted more than a half million page visits from more than 150 countries. The numbers are just that, numbers, a reflect of what is possible. I believe peace is possible in the Middle East, and that is why I am committed to improving what we offer on mepeace.org.



On a personal note,… Continue

Added by Eyal Raviv on October 1, 2008 at 8:31pm — 2 Comments

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